“The only thing you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”
2nd graders Complete Research Projects and Make Graphic Novels with Pixton
2nd graders completed a research project during library classes. In connection to learning about library locations and types of books, students selected a nonfiction book of interest. Then they learned how to take notes and record citation information for the resource. Using the tablets and Chromebooks, students learned how to take pictures and upload to PixtonEDU, a graphic novel creation program. Students created their own avatars. They used the avatars, the notes and the photos to tell you what they learned.
During the unexpected power outage, we took a break from coding. Students enjoyed the story Red and Lulu by Matt Tavares. Many students had visited Rockefeller Center and connected to the references in the story. We had time to make our own Reds.
Coding All Year Long
Where Do You Practice Your Coding Skills?
Students can share where they practice their computer coding skills as they enter the library.
Our Beautiful Library
Book Selection begins September 23rd
K Library Bag
1st-3rd Library Bag
Are you looking for some new books to read? Go to the library's account for Epic! Read. Follow these directions:
Go to www.getepic.com/students
Log in with the class code iip7025
Select your name and start reading.
If your name isn't listed, read as a guest.
You can search for your name in the Search for Student box.
**This access is only available during typical school hours M - F from 6 AM - 4:30 PM. If you are interested in accessing Epic! Read during after hours please click this link for more information.
Don't forget to check out Tokeneke's collection of eBooks and audiobooks that you can access through OverDrive's Sora app. The new ebooks purchased will be sure to keep readers entertained. If you need information about using this collection contact Ms. Choiniere, Tokeneke School's librarian. Information about logging in is available in the guide below.
Here is an interesting article regarding the benefits of listening to audiobooks. The author, Daniel Willingham, is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He has written numerous articles about education. In the past his research has included studying the brain with a focus on learning and memory.
2nd Graders are Back to School
This year in 2nd grade, we are beginning library classes with a focus on a growth mindset. We read the story, The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires and then completed an activity known as a glyph to share some information and find out what we have in common.
As part of the library program of study, students participate in lessons that connect the Tokeneke Kid's Code to digital citizenship. The activities and lesson plans were developed by the organization, Common Sense. "Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century." The goal of these lessons is to help students be Kind and Accepting, Honest and Responsible, Safe and Peaceful, Respectful to All, while working in a digital environment. You might find the information on the Common Sense site help. The link below will take you to the Parent Concerns page. From there you can access all that Common Sense has to offer.
"Our Mission." Common Sense, Common Sense Media, www.commonsensemedia.org/reviews. Accessed 27 Sept. 2017.
Searching for Images
The Internet makes searching for images very easy but not all images have been added to sites with the rights for people to use. Part of being a good digital citizen is knowing how to find images you are allowed to use and how to provide the proper citation for the images. Below is an instructional video that I created to help students learn how to change their search settings when using Google. The video is also available under the Online Resources tab as well as the Tokeneke Library Google Site for Students